Meetings suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus

OUR NEXT MEETING: Sat., April 18, 2020

9:00 AM to Noon

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Tunnell Hall

203 North Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

Prayer and Praise in Writing

Cat Stenger Martin, facilitator of our April meeting
We can help others experience the presence of God through prayer and praise. Come and share your talents. See how valuable your gift of writing can be to help others to express their faith and joy.


DCWA NOMINATIONS: Nominations are being accepted until March 31 for the DCWA Board of Directors. Offices are President, Vice President, Public Relations Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer. Members eligible to run for office, nominate, and vote are those who have signed the Statement of Faith. Criteria for officers: (1) two years of active membership in DCWA with 50% attendance, (2)  leadership experience, (3) actively writing, and (4) commitment to serving a one-year term. Submit your nomination to the President via email at


BALLOTS: The slate of nominees will be developed the first week of April and emailed to active members who have signed the Statement of Faith. Completed ballots may be returned immediately but no later than the second Saturday of April.


ANNUAL MEETING: We will have our first Association meeting in April for the purpose of electing members to our Board of Directors. The election results will be announced at that time.


CRITIQUES: If time permits, we will critique manuscripts. If interested, please bring 20 copies of a maximum of three (3) double-spaced pages with one-inch margins and 12-pt. font. Also, please use the Line Numbering feature in Microsoft Word for your manuscript (go to Layout and click Line Numbering). 


CONFERENCE. We will be hosting our second Christian Writers Conference in 2021, and 2020 will be a planning year. If anyone is interested in serving on the committee, please let Candy Abbott know.


Refreshments for April's meeting are provided by Stephanie Bradley and Mary Emma Tisinger.

Statement of Faith
This Statement of Faith includes the basic tenants of Christianity. As of 2020, signing this statement is required in order to be a member of Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship.
Statement of Faith.pdf
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Our president, Candy Abbott, is beaming with good cause as she displays the award we--Delmarva Christian Writrs Fellowship--just received as The Best of Georgetown 2019 for Non-Profit association or organization. 


This unexpected endorsement comes just in time to help us promote the Delmarva Christian Writers Conference.



Meeting Schedule

DCWF meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions). Click here for the agenda and meeting dates and locations. We're a friendly group, eager to share resources about conferences, books, websites -- anything that will strengthen us as Christians who write. We hope you'll feel right at home from your first visit. If you ever find an exception to that, let us know!

Call for Submissions

If you're interested in submitting your manuscript for publication, we often have opportunities that we'll post on this page. One of our award-winning authors, Wilma Caraway, is compiling an anthology about things that kids say. Click this page to find out more.





Manuscript Critiques

At our regular meetings, we have a critique session, so bring your manuscript (8-10 copies of up to five double-spaced pages). No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as observations of areas that could be improved.




 Purpose of DCWF


  • To encourage Christians on the Delmarva Peninsula to write with excellence in as many ways as possible, as diligently as possible. (Just imagine the impact if every believer who ever thought of writing were to put those words on paper and share them with a few close friends. From letters to articles to books and self-publishing, opportunities abound.)


  • To knit a strong foundation of encouragement, undergirding, and support, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds–all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25). The word "Fellowship" in our name is as important as "Writing."


  • To provide training for excellence through seminars, publications, critiquing, guest speakers, etc., so that we may present ourselves to God as workers who do not need to be ashamed and who correctly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).




What you can expect from DCWF


Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.


Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.


There is  no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.


We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.  


A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).



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